Sectors I love to work with


Built Environment

Eco Environment


A few of my offline-to-online courses & handouts!

Technical Training Visual Aids

 You have…

  • Boring, text-only PDF handouts
  • Outdated training presentations
  • Courses locked into pricey software

 You want…

  • Training toolkits to make training fun and memorable
  • Branded presentations you own & update
  • Interactive with scenarios, branching & testing.
  • Quickstart guides and clear, concise handouts
  • Activity worksheets and gamification ideas

Educational Slide decks

 You have…

  • A rough presentation outline in Canva, Google Slides, PowerPoint…

 You want…

  • A professional, high-impact presentation design
  • To educate, inspire, engage and persuade
  • A slide format easy to edit, own and share
  • Appropriate, royalty-free images
  • Dynamic, easy-to-read infographics
  • Smart animations, audio, video

Recent Educational Slide Decks I’ve designed!

Technical Reports I’ve edited & designed!

Technical Document Editing

 You have…

  • One or more messy Word documents
  • Policies and procedures no-one reads

 You want…

  • Impressive and convincing
  • Plain English that employees, engineers and investors will remember
  • Inclusive language, sensitive to diversity
  • Concise, grammatical and logical
  • Smart tables and infographics
  • A format you can edit, own & share

Move your training online!

Free “How To” articles on presenting! Inspire AND inform with structured, science-based L&D training presentations, technical reports and visual aids!

Good manuals are good business.  What is the cost of adding a quick start guide, a YouTube video or some extra FAQs to your manual? Compare that to the cost of daily calls to your helpline, a bad review or a lost customer.
The first step in creating an online training or education programme is to close your computer and go fetch a cup of coffee. A top quality, unique induction or training course evolves from your head and your heart.
It turns out that people learn more when they are in calm, relaxed surroundings. Who knew! After 2 years, working from home has gone from being a hassle, to being better for a good life […]

Recent Testimonials

During the pandemic we moved our acting skills workshops online. Dianne set up a managed LMS to distribute courses. The Guild has attracted 215 new members this past year, and we supported 2000+ actors with training!”

Carlynn de Waal-Smit


SA Guild of Actors

Dianne has helped us publish our Academic Conference Proceedings and research papers since 2004. In 2014 she took on the added responsibility of Peer Review Co-ordinator, streamlining the process with technology and assuring confidentiality.”

Herman Botes

Past President

Design Education Forum of SA

We have worked with Dianne since 2001. She writes, edits, illustrates and publishes our printed DIY and technical guides and manuals. She also publishes our educational materials online, where they are accessed by over 40 000 visitors each month.”

Mariana Lamont

Executive Director

Clay Brick Association of SA